10am Sunday, June 13 is Council's Goal to Return to Outdoor, In-Person Worship
We have a goal to transition back to In-person worship. We'll meet outside, distance with our chairs, share in Holy Communion and enjoy music and fellowship. Give us a call 425.252.0413 or email the office and let us know you're coming and we'll have a chair ready! Bring a mask. Online services to continue as well.
10am Annual Meeting June 6 on Zoom
We look forward to elections, celebrating Mrs. Cooper, a financial update and catching up on the challenges of transitioning back to in-person worship.

We thank those nominated so far:
Christina Aho, Gunnar Almgren, Annika Larsen, Krista McClimans, Sheila Bartlett, Marko Jokinen, Jeff Peterson, Lisa Clark, Teresa Barthol, Lloyd Brodniak, Karen Carpenter, Brittani Klein, John Mickelson, Arlene Anderson, Liz Dobler, Jon Campbell, Brent Diamond, Dan Clements, Patti Hunt, Andrea Kovalesky, Sharie and Dennis Thaut.
Thank You! Earth Day; Care of Creation Fun
Good weather, lots of 'green' items were handed to over 85 cars and many thanks to the enthusiastic volunteers.
Our Savior's Preschool received $3,400 in special support and collected 200lbs of canned food items for Families Feeding Families. All ages enjoyed the 'dirt pudding' and fresh salads too!
4pm Wed., June 9 Drive Through Celebrating Debbie Cooper
Debbie Cooper has served as the Director of our Preschool Ministry for over 20 years. She has shared her creativity, experience, determination, grace and faith. As she retires from her responsibilities at the end of the school year we will be celebrating and honoring the legacy she has pioneered.
6th-12th grade youth meet in person 12noon Sundays
Masks, distancing, mostly outdoors, forehead thermometers… and best of all, a new sense of community, faith and fun! Taryn and the CYFM Committee are eager to gather the kids.


Contact Taryn Hauglie, Director of Children, Youth, and Family ministries oslc-everett.com for more about ways kids can connect.
Men in Mission, Leah's Circle, Quilters
Begin Meeting In-Person
As more of our members and friends are vaccinated, opportunities for safe, distanced and brief gatherings become more possible. Contact Tim Knopf about Men in Mission, Carolyn Otterness about Leah's Circle and Alma Knudsen with the quilters.
Do you Paint, Patch, Wire, Plumb, Repair and Like Ladders?
Mike Barthol and the Property committee are looking for help with projects.
Contact Mike Barthol for details.
Tech Team is Growing!
We're looking for camera people, video editors and those with a knack for tech to join the team. As we look into the future, we will to continue our ministry and outreach with a meaningful and well prepared online presence.

Contact Pastor David or Pastor Deb for details
7pm Wed. May 5
Live Stream Holy Communion
Get the link HERE or watch live on FB

We look forward to about 30 minutes together for a reading, prayers, the Sacrament and some sharing
starting at 7pm.
"Christ or Country: The Dangers of Christian Nationalism"
10am Sunday, May 16 and 23 - online
Co-led by Pastor David Parks and Rev Dr Rick Rouse. Explore what ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton describes as “one of the biggest threats to both Christianity and to American democracy in America today.” Course description HERE

To register email Rev Rick Rouse
10am Sunday's Through - May 9
May 2
The Church is For EveryOne; Ethnicity and Other Faith Traditions. Look up Peter's conversion Acts 10. Rev Sarah France. Get the link HERE
 
May 9
The Church Faces the Empire and advocates for the Marginalized. Pastor Deborah K Squires
Survey Results on In-Person Worship
Over 100 Households Weighed In
Some were quick to take the Survey on Reopening for Worship. Here is a snapshot of the first 100 responses:
  1. Had the Jab! 61% have had one shot, and 73% are fully vaccinated.
  2. Wait for In-Person Worship: Forty percent prefer to wait until fall for in-person worship inside and 50% who said start outside, and 41% who prefer to RSVP for limited in-person worship.
  3. We Love Options! 81% have participated online for worship, meetings and/or study. 68% want to keep an online option after in-person worship starts.
  4. We’ll Help! Greeters, readers, cleaners and chair wranglers (in that order). Folks will help with in-person worship needs.
  5. Guided by Guidelines: 90% will follow public health guidelines for religious gatherings, and 70% pay attention to the Governor’s phased guidelines.
Thanks to all who have taken the survey. If you haven’t yet, please find the link in the eNews. We want to hear from EveryOne!
Noah's Ark in the Park
Family & Friends Gathering is filming another epic Bible story!
This time it’s Noah’s Ark.
We need your help. There are roles for animals and Noah’s family. There are jobs for stagehands and wardrobe. And special effects (someone has to be in charge of rain!) We are filming May 12, but there’s flexibility. If you want to be part of our amazing movie, contact Pastor Deb or 425-218-1236
What About Finances?
People are generous. Your contributions sustain our work together. As of this writing, we are current on all our expenses. People have been remembering their regular offerings. Thank you.
Tithes and Offerings for March:
Actual:                        Budget:
$43,324                        $44,200
Together Serving Our Community
Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Everett Hot Meals Coalition were able to serve 96 of our neighbors in need.

Thank you, Susan Songstad, Grace Williams, Jill Anderson and family, Debbie and Larry Stave and Kristen Yanasak for all the help making lunches for Families Feeding Families.
"Selfie" Peace Greetings Bless Us All 
We have been delighted to see the selfie video expressions of peace from the members and friends of Our Savior’s. There have been grandmothers, toddlers, teenagers and pets! Grab your phone, set it to video, hold it in landscape orientation, smile and say “God’s Peace to You!”

We’re collecting these for worship because they bless all those who share online. Your face, your greeting and your willingness to share is a powerful gift and helps in these crazy days of COVID 19. 
Your Nominating Committee is at Work!
Thinking about leadership here at Church? Pray for Nominating Committee as they discern the process of identifying people to serve in elected positions in the Congregation. At the June 6 meeting of the Congregation, we'll be electing council members, Preschool, Memorials, Columbarium, Endowment, Children Youth & Family and representatives to Bethany, Lutherwood, Open Door Ministries, Josephine Caring Community and the Synod Assembly.
Godly Play Blesses Kids


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